INFORMATION AND ONLINE TRAINING 
Why Teach TouchMath at Home?
Whether you are homeschooling your child or supplementing a classroom curriculum, TouchMath is the solution you’ve been searching for. Use our program to:
  • Give your child a head start
  • Supplement a grade-level curriculum (pre-K-3)
  • Provide enrichment activities and reinforcement
  • Raise math test scores
  • Achieve the best possible outcomes for students with special needs
Free Online Training
The best way for you to learn to teach TouchMath is to watch our online video. Click on the section below entitled Free Online Training to view the training and print the free interactive worksheets.

Summary of TouchMath benefits
  • Appeals to auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic learners
  • Supports memorization with comprehension
  • Simplifies and clarifies all areas of computation
  • Adheres to child development protocol
  • Teaches number values
  • Eliminates guesswork
  • Uses age-appropriate materials
  • Encourages a positive self-image
  • Includes periodic assessments for test preparation

 
  What the experts say.
Our strategies are closely aligned with the child development philosophies of Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner and supported by leading educational psychologists today.

According to these experts, all children transition from the concrete to the pictorial and finally the symbolic stage of learning at their own pace. Similarly, TouchMath students learn math concepts at the concrete level first and then progress to the pictorial level. When they are ready for higher levels of cognitive thinking, we introduce symbolic math and memorization.

Multisensory approach.
Children learn most effectively when all of their senses are involved. As they see, say, hear and touch using our signature TouchPoints on the numerals they easily make the connection between the numeral and the quantity it represents. TouchMath is an intuitive process, designed by and for young learners.

TouchPoints.
Our signature TouchPoints provide these unique advantages:
  • Children enjoy a multisensory math experience while keeping their attention focused on their paper
  • For older students and students with learning differences, TouchPoints are a portable and invisible tool that can be used for as long as needed
  • Students can arrive at the correct answer without guessing
  • Our methodology develops comprehension and supports memorization
Materials and visual cues.
Our designers are acutely aware of the importance of building student self-esteem and confidence as we deliver information. Each page has plentiful workspace, large print and a manageable number of problems so children are not overwhelmed. Materials for older students use age-appropriate graphics and packaging.

Unique visual cues will help your child develop left/right directionality, reduce number reversals and understand place value.

Step-by-step strategy.
Our sequential strategy is structured so that children fully understand one skill before we introduce the next. They feel optimistic and confident as they assimilate new information.

Read more about TouchMath from educators, parents and students.

 
  The secret to TouchMath is simple. In fact, it can be summed up in one word: TouchPoints.

Each numeral from 1 through 9 has TouchPoints corresponding to the digit's value.
  • Numerals 1 through 5 have single TouchPoints
  • Numerals 6 through 9 have double TouchPoints
  • As students count the TouchPoints, they associate numerals with real values. They learn that a numeral (3, for instance) is not just a squiggle on a page. It represents a quantity such as three apples, three ladybugs, three buttons or three TouchPoints.

Touching/Counting Patterns.
Students count aloud as they touch the single TouchPoints once and double TouchPoints twice. This multisensory approach engages students on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic levels.

To ensure that students arrive at the right answer, it is important that they touch the TouchPoints in the correct Touching/Counting Pattern.

Counting is the key.
Computations are easier using TouchMath because all basic operations are based on counting. In TouchMath addition, students count forward. In subtraction, they count backward. In multiplication and division, they count in sequences. Students touch, count and repeat each problem and answer aloud to reinforce fact mastery.

 
  Learn to teach TouchMath easily and effectively by viewing our 60-minute, interactive online video.

What will I learn?
  • How TouchPoints engage all the senses. TouchPoints are an invisible, portable and reliable tool that students can leave behind as they develop memorization skills.
  • Touching/Counting Patterns that help students associate a numeral with its real value. These are the basis for more advanced math skills.
  • Our step-by-step process for:
    • TouchMath Addition
    • TouchMath Backward Counting
    • TouchMath Subtraction
    • TouchMath Skip Counting
    • TouchMath Multiplication
    • TouchMath Division
Download a training manual and watch the online video now. It's free and easy.
Click here to begin your training (if you already have a TouchMath account).

Click here to create a new account that will enable you to watch the video.

Interactive materials.
Use the training manual to work along with the video. You can download and print the manual by sections, or in its entirety, when you begin your training.

 
  Click here to find more complete TouchMath material best-suited for your student(s).

For students with specials needs, review the Web site sections on learning differences.